The data reduction routines you will use depend on the type of detection system used for your experiment. Data from single crystals are typically collected using the Bruker CCD system. Routines which you will use for reduction include: 

  • Saint (for reduction of images into integrated intensity)
  • Shelx

For data collected using the ESRF-designed Frelon CCD system, the data may be reduced using Fit2D. This allows for spatial distortion corrections to be calculated and dark fields to be subtracted prior to integration. For fast integration of data frames, cake may be used.

Furthermore, there exist many other programs to help data reduction. These include:

  • Image_math ([acf]image_math on amber/crunch/fable) add, subtract or find the median of a sequence of files
  • Caking program rapid integration of 2D frames.
  • does the same task by writing fit2d macros


Multiple grain datasets can be handled by the programs being developed as part of the TotalCryst project. These are available from the fable sourceforge project pages.